Cisco MDS 9700 Series vs IBM SAN40B-4

Cisco MDS 9700 Series is ranked 7th in Enterprise SAN vs IBM SAN40B-4 which is ranked 12th in Enterprise SAN. Cisco MDS 9700 Series is most compared with Cisco MDS 9222i and IBM SAN40B-4. IBM SAN40B-4 is most compared with IBM SAN48B-5 and Cisco MDS 9700 Series.
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OverviewThe Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module delivers predictable performance, scalability, and innovative features to support private and virtualized data centers. With industry-leading 768 line-rate 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports per director, the 32-Gbps 48-port Fibre Channel switching module meets the high-performance needs for flash-memory and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel workloads. It offers innovative services including virtual machine awareness, on-board Fibre Channel analytics engine, E-port and F-port diagnostics, integrated VSANs, Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), and port channels. It delivers full-duplex aggregate performance of 1536 Gbps, making it well suited for high-speed 32-Gbps storage subsystems, 32-Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), high-performance virtualized servers, and all-flash and NVMe arrays.The IBM System Storage SAN40B-4 SAN fabric switch provides 24, 32 or 40 active ports and is designed for high performance with 8 Gbps link speeds and backward compatibility to support links running at 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds. High availability features make it suitable for use as a core switch in midrange environments or as an edge-switch in enterprise environments where a wide range of storage area network (SAN) infrastructure simplification and business continuity configurations are possible.
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Sample CustomersNational Rugby League, Republic Bank & Trust CompanyCosan, EF Education First, Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura S.p.A., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, American National Bank

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